Gay & Lesbian Issues
After months of contentious debate, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) seem poised to strike down their long-standing ban on openly gay scouts, although they will continue to prohibit gay adults from serving as leaders. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society.
The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers? With the final four upon us, some have had the pleasure of successful forays into bracketology. If your own predictions haven’t gone so well, but you possess a large store of demographic knowledge you should probably try your hand at Population Bracketology, it’s… more
Will marijuana be the next big wedge issue? A slim majority of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana – but a majority of younger Millennials (age 18-25) are in favor.
The Wall Street Journal chronicles the ever-increasing polarization among the states on the issue of abortion. A majority of Americans say that laws about abortion should be decided at the national level.
In an op-ed for NBC Latino, PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarro-Rivera outlines the tug-of-war between Hispanic Americans and Tea Party members within the Republican Party.
Findings from the PRRI/Brookings Religion, Values, and Immigration Reform Survey were recently featured at the New York Times’ 538 blog, in a post about changing perspectives on same-sex marriage.
Our Corner | Clash of Cultures: White Evangelical Protestants, Millennials, and the Future of the GOP[03.26.2013]
In a column for Huffington Post Politics, I lay out a significant challenge for the Republican Party: the gap between Millennials (age 18-29) and white evangelical Protestants on controversial issues like same-sex marriage.
This weekend, Dr. Robert P. Jones was featured on State of Belief radio, speaking to host Welton Gaddy about findings from PRRI’s new survey on religion, values, and immigration reform.
Late last week, GOP Sen. Rob Portman shocked commentators and fellow politicians by reversing his position on same-sex marriage, saying that his decision was inspired by his son, who is gay. In his latest for “Figuring Faith,” Dr. Robert P. Jones shows that this “family and friends effect” is quite potent when it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage.